Your visitAt our center of expertise, an ENT phyisician, a neurosurgeon or a radiotherapist will interview you. Consultation takes place with other specialists, such as radiologists, neurologists and internist endocrinologists.
We advise and treat patients with conditions of the base of the skull. In doing so, we always carefully
consider the advantages and disadvantages of a possible treatment. We always consider patient's
wishes and are aware that treatment is not always the best solution. Care is individualized by definition and very much dependent on the condition of the patients themselves. We believe we are experts in this personalized care since
- Our extensive experience
- The relative large number of patients that are treated
- The modern examination techniques and treatment methods at our disposal
- Our up to date knowledge of recent research
The base of the skull
The base of the skull is a large area in the head, it is the area between the brain and other facial structures at the front and the side of the head. It is mainly built up of bony parts with several vital structures running through this, such as nerves, blood vessels and sensory organs. The base of the skull can be divided in the anterior (frontal) and lateral (side) base.
The anterior skull base is located between the brain and the nasal cavities and the eye sockets. Here, also the olfactory (organ for smell) and the pituitary gland (a hormonal gland at the bottom of the brain) can be found. Operations in this area take place via an external approach and
sometimes through the nose in which case cameras are used to visualize the operation field.
The lateral skull base (side of the skull) is the area around the temporal bone which contains amongst others the hearing and balance organs, as well as the facial nerve responsible for a patients facial expressions.
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In general, only specialists (both internal and external) make referrals. This is most often done to either the ENT physician or a neurosurgeon. If you have any doubts or questions about the referral, please contact a specialist you know or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For emergency referrals, please contact the specialist or physician's assistant on duty. You can also call the secretarial office, and, if possible, one of the team members will redirect you.
If, as a referrer, you wish to attend a meeting of the work group, you are of course welcome. You can register via email@example.com or with a team member you know. Meetings are held every four weeks on Wednesday.
Research and education
ResearchThis center of expertise investigates various lines of research as:
Researching the prevention of these tumors, correct diagnosis and treatment decision-making. Also setting up a national database.
Setting up a national database and a national treatment protocol.
Researching treatment and results in ear carcinomas.
Performing pre-clinical studies towards robotic surgery of the skull base.
Studying the neurophysiological monitoring of the facial nerve during operations of vestibular schwannomas
The DIAG Nijmegen develops algorithms to help clinicians interpret medical images and thus improve the diagnostic process.
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